Working with the local community, creating films, animations and puppetry

Supported by Arts Council England

Rowbot Street have worked on a number of Arts Council England funded projects. Each project delivered in partnership with the local community. We run workshops, teach skills and place participants at the core of the work we create.

Our past work includes the Forest is Magic, produced in  2018. The piece was developed over three months and was performed in local Libraries and community venues. It was aimed at 2-4 year olds and included 30-minute craft sessions. The project sucessfully developed a young audience in local libraries and engaged them in themes of nature, caring for our enviroment and music.    

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Rowbot Street have produced a number of heritage projects in Lancashire. ‘We are Suffragists’ was a Heritage Fund project, which ran in 2017 The project focused on the untold stories of local Suffragists in East Lancashire. We worked with local groups of volunteers to research and explore the untold stories of these women. We looked Selina Cooper collection at Lancashire Archives and microfiche to produced a video, which was a dramatization of those stories, focusing of the Pilgrimage of Suffrage in 1913. The finished video was present at the People’s History Museum as part of Manchester history festival.